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Volume, smoothness, and reduction in the appearance of facial wrinkles and folds can be achieved with Restylane®. A natural and safe cosmetic dermal filler, Restylane® works to fill in deep creases in the face, including wrinkles between the nose and mouth that often occur with aging and sun exposure. Restylane® is also effective with lip augmentation, plumping up thin lips for a fuller and more sensual aesthetic.
Restylane® is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and has proven to last longer than other dermal fillers. This injectable treatment, as well as all other skin rejuvenation procedures here at LIPSG, is administered only by our experienced plastic surgeons in a safe, medical environment.
The Restylane® Experience
Restylane® is composed of hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in the human body, and therefore requires no allergy testing. It is able to maintain its shape and fill in facial lines and wrinkles and add volume to the lips by binding its chemicals to your body’s natural moisture. Using a very thin needle, Restylane® is injected into the areas of the face targeted for enhancement. The amount of time the procedure will take depends on the number of areas being treated; however, Restylane® procedures can typically be performed over your lunch-hour, generally lasting 30 minutes or less. Patients are usually able to resume normal daily activities immediately after Restylane® treatment.
There is typically no downtime associated with Restylane® procedures. Patients may experience some redness, bruising, and swelling after treatment, but these effects are generally mild and dissipate within a few days. Patients who are under 18, pregnant, and/or breastfeeding should not use Restylane®.
One of the major benefits of Restylane® is that results from the initial treatment typically last six months and up to a year in many cases. Plus, Restylane® is also extremely effective at smoothing out severe wrinkles and folds and giving the face a more youthful smoothness. Occasional maintenance treatments can keep the effects of Restylane® going for a much longer period.
Ready for Your Consultation
If you would like to significantly reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, or add volume to facial features such as the lips, Restylane® may be just the treatment you need for the most optimal and effective results. To schedule a consultation for Restylane®, please contact the Long Island Plastic Surgical Group today. One of our plastic surgeons will be happy to explain all aspects of the procedure with you and address any questions or concerns you may have.